Views and Analysis 

China demands Hollywood moviemakers toe the political line when they create their blockbuster candidates for the Chinese market and for their part, the studio bosses comply.  But kowtowing to Beijing’s censors seems highly likely to become a requirement outside China as well.  How far will Hollywood go?

Silicon Valley’s commitment to China raises several questions about just how far it will go as Xi Jinping builds his  21st Century surveillance state.  The Valley’s moguls face an ethical question: can they operate in China with any semblance of adherence to their values or are they simply going to look the other way?

Ian Masters, host of “Background Briefing,” KPFK-FM, Los Angeles, interviews Kent Harrington on President Trump's upcoming meeting with North Korea's Kim Chong Un.  is it Reality TV or real diplomacy?